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Thales DIS' FinOps Strategy Enabled by CloudHealth

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 Thales DIS' FinOps Strategy Enabled by CloudHealth - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Public Cloud
Applicable Industries
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • National Security & Defense
Use Cases
  • Livestock Monitoring
  • Tamper Detection
Services
  • Cloud Planning, Design & Implementation Services
The Challenge
Thales Digital Identity and Security (DIS) is a multifaceted enterprise, providing IT and security services for IoT government programs, banking, mobile encryption, and biometrics. The company began its journey to the cloud after recognizing the benefits of Amazon Web Services (AWS), which allows flexibility of the public cloud in terms of costs and diversity of services. The team quickly moved a dozen legacy solutions to AWS by lifting and shifting, the main objective being to keep customers happy while respecting the service-level agreement. However, after implementing AWS, Thales DIS found it was difficult to control cloud costs. The cloud providers’ native tools they were using were not able to answer all of their needs. The team soon recognized the need for a comprehensive cloud management platform to attain visibility into the growing cloud environment and to implement cost optimization practices.
The Customer
About The Customer
Thales Digital Identity and Security (DIS) is a multifaceted enterprise that provides IT and security services for IoT government programs, banking, mobile encryption, and biometrics. The company embarked on a journey to the cloud, recognizing the benefits of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in terms of cost flexibility and diversity of services. Thales DIS quickly transitioned a dozen legacy solutions to AWS, aiming to maintain customer satisfaction while adhering to service-level agreements. However, they faced challenges in controlling cloud costs and needed a comprehensive cloud management platform to gain visibility into their expanding cloud environment and implement cost optimization practices.
The Solution
Thales DIS chose CloudHealth by VMware for its ability to centralize costs and implement its FinOps strategy. CloudHealth answered all their needs in terms of performance, cost, and the user-friendliness of the tool. It was important for Thales DIS to have one tool that could centralize cost visibility across their different cloud environments. Thales DIS shared CloudHealth’s data with its technical teams to demonstrate how to accelerate its business transformation. The three main prongs of Thales DIS’ FinOps strategy are monitoring, optimizing, and forecasting. Within each prong, CloudHealth offers specific capabilities that help it to realize its goals. Thales DIS can control and monitor its monthly budgets much more easily with CloudHealth. The solution alerts Thales DIS when thresholds are met, allowing the team to make adjustments before surpassing their budget.
Operational Impact
  • With CloudHealth, Thales DIS has been able to centralize costs and implement its FinOps strategy effectively. The tool has provided the company with the ability to monitor month-to-date costs, daily average costs, and unusual trends. It has also enabled them to set alert thresholds and establish tagging best practices. Furthermore, CloudHealth's rightsizing tool has been instrumental in analyzing Thales DIS’ usage and identifying potential optimizations for EC2 instances. The tool provides recommendations to downgrade or upgrade those instances and sends reports to project managers so the appropriate action is taken. Thales DIS also leverages CloudHealth’s Reserved Instance (RI) and Savings Plans (SP) recommendations to optimize future costs.
Quantitative Benefit
  • CloudHealth provides granular Reserved Instance (RI) recommendations based on historical usage that helps optimize future costs.
  • CloudHealth collects 13 months of past usage data to predict future costs, allowing Thales DIS to easily forecast total cloud costs for future quarters.
  • CloudHealth's rightsizing tool analyzes Thales DIS’ usage and easily identifies potential optimizations for EC2 instances.

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